6 Best French Restaurants in Kentucky

From restaurants with an elegant ambience to fun outdoor dining like on the streets of Paris, Kentucky’s options for French fare will transport you across the Atlantic. Enjoy heirloom produce, crepes, steak tartare, and more at these decadent French restaurants in Kentucky. 

Tulip Bistro & Bar, Lexington, KY

Your stomach will thank you for taking it to Tulip Bistro & Bar to enjoy a wonderfully prepared European meal. With its casual atmosphere and fusion-style menu featuring French-inspired foods, you can eat inside or outside. They have a great selection of wine and house-made cocktails that compliment your meal, and you’ll leave saying oo-la-la.

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Heirloom Restaurant, Midway, KY

Heirloom Restaurant in Midway is definitely something to keep and pass on to your family, friends, co-workers, whoever loves fine food. The passion for cooking and delicious food takes on rare form here, with many of the menu items made with heirloom produce. The quaint diner is decorated with antiques and art from yesteryear, giving it a unique and international flare. 

Brasserie Provence, Louisville, KY

Open and airy, this little brasserie-style restaurant celebrates food in a distinctive French manner. You can choose from 37 French wines that pair well with whatever you’re eating. Lunch and dinner are served with French flavors combined with a Southern twist. Tuesdays are $5 burger nights, and Monday features half-price bottles of wine. Reservations are highly recommended.

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Le Deauville, Lexington, KY

Tradition is what it’s all about at Le Deauville, a French bistro in the heart of Lexington. There’s an extensive wine list to compliment your meal, and you can relax comfortably inside or sit at a street-side table to enjoy your meal. Love crepes? Stop by on Monday for the all-you-can-eat special. 

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La Chasse, Louisville, KY

The elegance of France and Spain come together at La Chasse, a classy upscale restaurant in Louisville. Chef specials are highlighted daily and include a boutique wine list, artisan cocktails, and other libations that go great with whatever sweet or savory item you choose. If you’re looking for something really special, try the Kentucky fried rabbit with truffle aioli and bordelaise. You won’t be sorry. 

Bistro Le Relais, Louisville, KY

Located in an old airport terminal in Louisville, you might not expect to find this unequaled dining experience. From the 1940s Art Deco interior to the Exquisite French cuisine on the menu, you’ll think you’ve been transported to another place. Take your date there on Sunday evening for dinner and the added pleasure of live jazz. 

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